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Tesla very close to Level-5 autonomous driving technology, Musk says

SHANGHAI/BEIJING - U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc is "very close" to Level-5 autonomous driving technology, its chief executive, Elon Musk, said on Thursday. Musk...

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase readies stock market listing

By Anirban Sen, Joshua Franklin and Anna Irrera Coinbase Inc has initiated preparations for a stock market listing that could come as early as this...

A space odyssey: Britain rockets into unknown with OneWeb

By Sam Nussey TOKYO - Britain is betting that satellite operator OneWeb will help it boldly go into a post-Brexit era. But it faces formidable...

Biden to unveil $700 billion plan to boost manufacturing & innovation

By Joseph Ax and Jarrett Renshaw Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday will propose boosting manufacturing and innovation by spending $700 billion in his...

U.S. tech giants face hard choices under Hong Kong’s new security law

By Brenda Goh and Pei Li SHANGHAI/HONG KONG - U.S. tech giants face a reckoning over how Hong Kong's security law will reshape their businesses,...

Trump administration says pandemic aid saved 51 million jobs

By Michelle Price and Brad Heath WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration touted its $660 billion small business pandemic aid program this week as...

Coronavirus ‘collateral damage’ hits U.S. rural power providers

By Nick Carey CROPSEY, Ill. - When the coronavirus pandemic left Ron Mueller without a market for the 3,200 piglets his hog breeding operation cranks...

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U.S. Supreme Court to weigh FTC authority to seek ill-gotten gains

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to decide whether the Federal Trade Commission can continue to require scam artists and firms...

Tesla appears poised to electrify S&P 500

By Noel Randewich and Chuck Mikolajczak Wall Street's most controversial stock may be about to go mainstream. Tesla Inc appears on the verge of joining the...

Rio de Janeiro mayor says ‘will reopen beaches when there is a COVID-19 vaccine’

By Rodrigo Viga Gaier RIO DE JANEIRO - The famous beaches in Brazil's tourist hot spot of Rio de Janeiro will only reopen officially for...

Pandemic pushes U.S. insurers to avoid already strained senior care market

By Suzanne Barlyn The coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder for senior-care centers in the United States to find or afford standard liability insurance,...

In echo of Mao era, China’s schools in book-cleansing drive

By Huizhong Wu BEIJING - As schools reopened in China after the COVID-19 outbreak, they have thrown themselves into a nationwide exercise to remove books...